Julianna Deardorff, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Community Health Sciences and head of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health program, in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, where she teaches graduate level courses in Adolescent Health and Evaluation of Health and Social Programs. She is the Director of UC Berkeley’s MCHB-funded Center of Excellence. Julianna holds masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on adolescence, and completed her clinical internship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Before joining the School of Public Health, she was Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. Julianna’s research focuses on pubertal development, sexual and reproductive health during adolescence and young adulthood, mental health, and related risk and protective factors, particularly among young Latinos in the US. She also has expertise in social and contextual factors related to early adversity, pubertal timing and health outcomes.